As a community radio station, Fine Music Radio (FMR) receives no funding or government grants and, understandably, the Covid-19 crisis has forced many of its advertisers to cease trading. Therefore, at the beginning of lockdown, they turned to their listeners and asked for their help.
“The response: Since early April 2020, FMR’s listeners have donated R800 000 towards helping the station survive the catastrophic loss of advertising revenue. That figure is growing, by the end of July it should reach R1 million!”
“Unprecedented” has become the buzzword when describing the pandemic, however, FMR is grateful that it can now be used in a positive context. They believe that this display of audience loyalty is unprecedented in the history of broadcasting in South Africa.
FMR, the only classical and jazz music station in the Western Cape, are deeply grateful and share this story only to demonstrate the value the station has in their listeners’ lives.
Who are these listeners with open hearts and pockets?
According to BrandMapp 2020 audience research, FMR has approximately 113 000 listeners in Cape Town. They are the crème de la crème: highly educated and wealthy…professional people, company CEO’s, IT specialists, people who own their own companies…and people who appreciate the finer things in life.
There is a roughly even split of male and female listeners, and a 60/40 split between English and Afrikaans speakers respectively. Around one-third of listeners are under the age of 45. A further third is between 45 and 65. The final third is over the age of 65.
The fact is, they take FMR seriously enough to voluntarily pay money to keep the station on air!
As advertisers, how could you not want to reach this substantial, wealthy audience?
Algoa FM invites all non-profit cancer organisations to apply to be the beneficiary for the Big Walk for Cancer 2020.
The Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer is the biggest mass participation event in the Eastern Cape, and raises funds for non-profit cancer organisations supporting cancer patients and their families within the province.
Some 13 320 Participants came together and celebrated every step in the 2019 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer. This helped the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Eastern Cape buy a transporter for their patients to transport them to and from the treatment centres in the city of Port Elizabeth.
The Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer will take place on Saturday, the 31st of October 2020.
It will be the 22nd Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer, and the first to be primarily a virtual walk due to social distancing requirements.
“This is an event that we pride ourselves in as most people are affected directly or indirectly by cancer, and for us, as a community, to come together in support is very important”, says Algoa FM Marketing Manager, Lesley Geyer.
“We look forward to receive the applications and to help yet another organisation”, she says.
The requirements for beneficiaries are spelled out in the application form. Application guidelines can be found on the Algoa FM website. Charities should also indicate what the funds will be used to purchase.
The closing date for the entries is Wednesday, 8th July, 2020.
For more information and to download the application form please visit the Algoa Cares page on algoafm.co.za.
Hot 91.9FM applauds President Ramaphosa, once again, for your measured response to the COVID-19 crisis in your address to the nation on Monday night. What is needed now is calm and decisive leadership.
One of the economic issues the President addressed was the impact this has on small businesses. You will be happy to know Mr. President that we at Hot 91.9 are ahead of the curve! As a community station committed to making a meaningful difference in the community we serve we have already engaged with Mike Anderson and the amazing team from the National Small Business Chamber to help roll out a relief plan in this sector which is vital to the economy, continued employment and any possible growth, in the form of a relief centre.
The objective of The COVID-19 Small Business Relief Centre is to help Small Businesses by doing whatever we can to take their pain away during this crisis. Some of the key areas the centre will focus on include: low-interest disaster recovery loans, moratoriums on vehicle and equipment leases, bond repayments, supplier negotiation and communication, landlord negotiation with regards to property leases, increased cleaning, disinfecting and hygiene protocols, digital marketing strategies in a time of crisis, quick digital migration for meetings and business continuity plans.
In partnership with the NSBC, Hot 91.9FM will involve as many corporates who rely on SME’s for services and help make this thing work. Because. Hot Cares. It’s Simple.
We are extremely grateful to Hot 91.9 for taking swift action by joining forces with the NSBC to help small businesses throughout South Africa survive the storm and keep their workers employed. Small business is the mainstay of our economy and the future of job creation. This kind of fast action by Hot 91.9 will make thousands of small businesses more resilient to coronavirus-related economic disruptions.” – Mike Anderson: National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) Founder & CEO
Catch Small Business Relief every week day morning on Mansfield in the Morning at 08h10 on Hot 91.9FM. The feature will run daily at 08h10.
Brought to you by the NSBC – we find out how to keep small businesses in business with the NSBC.
In the past few weeks, Hot Cares has actively assisted in the donation of masks, gloves, sanitisers, vitamins, immune boosters and more to our community and essential service workers.
SHOUT SA have created a new public service initiative with SMD Technologies called SHOUT4MASKS (Shout4masks.co.za) to help raise money to buy masks directly from factories in order to urgently get them to health carers and patients. Hot Cares decided it is imperative that we get involved and assist where we can.
SHOUT SA co-founder Danny K explains: “There is a crying need to protect those who are protecting us – our frontline heroes. Battling valiantly against Covid-19 our healthcare sector needs our support right now as the supply of masks dwindles. It’s getting desperate. Here at Shout SA we have a voice, why not use it to shout out to our fellow countrymen to help secure more masks?”
Co-founder Kabelo adds: “We are calling on all our fellow musicians and celebrities to get behind this to inspire and unite the nation to help get proper safe masks for those that need them most. For both patients and our most vulnerable communities, I am relieved that we are able to spread a protective front for both. “
Shout4Masks provides a platform for all South Africans, individuals and corporates, to donate combo packs of both specialist and surgical masks to health carers and patients urgently in need for as little as R100.
Hot Cares has eagerly got involved in this initiative and have donated R10 000 towards SHOUT4MASKS.
As we are in Lockdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19, We should avoid unnecessary financial mistakes in these difficult times.
“Consumers should do everything in their control to keep their financial affairs in order through this difficult time and the uncertainty it brings. One cannot predict how long it will take for the situation to stabilise and the knock-on effect on the economy. The idea is to adopt a disciplined way in managing your money and seek financial relief where necessary and possible.” Said Dhashni Naidoo, FNB Consumer Education Programme Manager.
5 financial mistakes you should avoid during this pandemic according to Naidoo:
Do not cancel your insurance – Ask or contact your insurance provider to see if they can reduce your monthly premiums instead of not paying or cancelling your insurance policy. Cancelling your insurance or leaving it to lapse puts your family and yourself at higher risk. It may not work in your favour when you want to take out an insurance provider again and it may result in you paying a higher premium than the one you were paying before or maybe you get excluded from certain insurance benefits.
Don’t take up unnecessary debt – Reduce your expenditure where possible, avoid credit of non-essential things because the debit remains even after the lockdown period and you are liable to pay it.
Don’t make any big financial decisions – We do not know how long this pandemic will last and it wouldn’t be wise to make big financial decisions. Save where ever you can, spend with caution and be realistic of what circumstances we live in. If you need to take a big financial decision than you have make sure that this will sustain any changes to your income.
Seek financial advice from a financial advisor – Don’t rely on your friends and family for financial advice. Consumers are urged to rather approach their bank, insurance provider, credit provider or financial advisors to get proper financial guidance in relation to their financial matters as well as to be helped in navigating and managing their financial affairs effectively.
Don’t spend money unnecessarily – Save where ever you can, use your reward programmes for relief and cut back on luxuries.
“It’s important to exercise caution in your financial decision making, be conservative in planning for the future and extra careful in how you spend. Furthermore, if your finances have been affected by COVID-19, consider the measures that your bank may have in place, including your credit life insurance that may cover some of your debts on qualifying claims,” concludes Naidoo.
“Wearing masks is important. We want to recommend the widespread use of masks. We are recommending that people can use cloth masks, just make sure there’s a three-layer kind of thing.” – Dr. Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister
Wearing a mask when in public places, especially crowded places, can help slow the spread of Covid-19. Even when wearing a mask, hand-washing and social distancing remain the most important interventions to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Cloth masks are easy and not expensive to make, reusable and help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by acting like a shield to contain the respiratory droplets through which the virus spreads.
The purpose of the mask is to reduce droplets that come out of the mouth or nose during speaking, coughing and sneezing.
Avoid touching the mask or your face while you’re out and when you get back home, wash the mask with soap and water immediately WITHOUT USING CHEMICALS and wash your hands again.
After washing, the masks should then be ironed or left out in the sun to dry.
You should not share your mask with anybody else, and it is preferable if every person has two masks so they can be interchanged during washes.
Remember not to handle the inside layer of the mask when taking it off or putting it on.
The public should not wear medical masks – these are reserved as personal protective equipment for our healthcare workers who are on the front line of our battle against COVID-19.
Our healthcare workers need medical-grade masks and respirators to stay healthy so they can save the lives of people who have COVID-19. Let us give them the tools to fight that battle.
Remember, should you require information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, phone the Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 or send ‘Hi’ to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. Get the latest COVID-19 news updates on our fact page.
Hot 91.9FM applauds President Ramaphosa, once again, for your measured response to the Covid-19 crisis in your address to the nation on Monday night. What is needed now is calm and decisive leadership.
One of the economic issues the president addressed was the impact this has on small businesses. You will be happy to know Mr President that we at Hot 91.9 are ahead of the curve! As a community station committed to making a meaningful difference in the community we serve we have already engaged with Mike Anderson and the amazing team from the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to help roll out a relief plan in this sector – which is vital to the economy, continued employment and any possible growth – in the form of a relief centre.
The objective of the Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre is to help small businesses by doing whatever we can to take their pain away during this crisis. Some of the key areas the centre will focus on include: low-interest disaster recovery loans, moratoriums on vehicle and equipment leases, bond repayments, supplier negotiation and communication, landlord negotiation with regards to property leases, increased cleaning, disinfecting and hygiene protocols, digital marketing strategies in a time of crisis, quick digital migration for meetings and business continuity plans.
In partnership with the NSBC, Hot 91.9FM will involve as many corporates who rely on SMEs for services and help make this thing work. Because. Hot Cares. It’s Simple.
“We are extremely grateful to Hot 91.9 for taking swift action by joining forces with the NSBC to help small businesses throughout South Africa survive the storm and keep their workers employed. Small business is the mainstay of our economy and the future of job creation. This kind of fast action by Hot 91.9 will make thousands of small businesses more resilient to coronavirus-related economic disruptions,” said Mike Anderson, NSBC founder and CEO.
Catch Small Business Relief every week day morning on Mansfield in the Morning at 8.10am on Hot 91.9FM. The feature will run daily at 8.10am from Wednesday, 1 April to Friday, 17 April.
Brought to you by the NSBC – we find out how to keep small businesses in business with the NSBC.
For more information on Hot 91.9FM go to www.hot919.co.za or email email@example.com
The Covid-19 crisis is confirming that radio has retained its stronghold as the medium of choice which people turn to in times of trouble; for information, companionship and entertainment.Confused and startled by the “rash of fake news” on social media, listeners tune-in for the news and visit algoafm.co.za to find the facts.
Our news team’s long standing philosophy to “rather be right than first” is well respected in our footprint and is core to this increased tune-in trend.
We know that more people are tuning in because of the growth in engagement with listeners via our social media pages: Telegram, SMS and phone-ins.
For those of us who “live and breathe” radio, this has by no means come as a surprise.
These are the strengths of quality radio which epitomise Algoa FM:
- We are trusted because we are mindful… not to broadcast fake information;
- We report the facts; do so fairly, accurately and within context; all the while serving in the interests of nation building and a better life for all who live in our footprint… and we are not streamed from a remote location disconnected from the Eastern Cape;
- The trust we have built and the relevance to our audience helps to connect our advertisers with their customers;
- Radio advertising is an essential and accepted part of the mix, particularly in our region where client’s offerings serve the interests of our loyal and growing audience;
- We are proud to have been instrumental in the growth of a number of local companies by introducing them to their customers;
- We are accessible and portable… listeners tune in from their cars, their homes and their mobile devices;
- We help to combat loneliness – which is particularly important during a time like this and our radio personalities are treated as friends by their listeners, who invite them into their lives merely by flicking a switch;
- Our on-air personalities relate to their audience because they are a part of the community. They live where the listeners live and they understand as well as feel the daily highs and lows of life as experienced by our audience.
- We have always welcomed engagement and feedback “live” and in the moment;
- Online, Algoa FM also respects the privacy of its audience and is fully POPI compliant;
- Our digital and social media are integrated into the information and entertainment mix offered on Algoa FM;
In short, at heart and in practice we are the champion of “fun, fact and context” in our community.
Join us, we live here too!
Alfie J- Managing Director of Algoa Fm
Spectrum will keep you updated with the latest news COVID19 with the COVID CHRONICLES.
A short daily news show focused on the human aspects of the crisis.
Online and social media distribution to make sure audiences are reached at home. Gathering material which can later be repurposed when we start trying to make sense of the crisis and how we move forward.
This show will be INFORMATIVE and INSPIRATIONAL. Here we will tell the stories that make human connections and show how our shared humanity takes the foreground as we grapple together.
About Spectrum: It is a video-streaming platform that is free to users. Spectrum works on entry-level smartphones as well as smart phones, Responsive & Dynamic.
It’s A brand-safe environment for your brand with well-researched and fact-checked content. Spectrum uses 6 times less data than our competitors for comparable quality streaming (1.2Mbs) with no buffering.
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OFM brings you even more of the sound of your life during this lockdown period, supporting South African musicians by committing to play more local music to ensure that royalties don’t disappear along with gigs due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“We realise that the lockdown gives radio the opportunity to be as ‘South African’ as we can be. Through shared solidarity, OFM does this through the music we play. In context, our ethos of ‘Living The Real Good Life’ speaks to being as ‘Central South African’ as we can be and by playing the music South Africans love. We take pride in who we are as a nation and love to showcase our country’s amazing talent as often as is possible, for example as we already do during the SA Music Hour, Monday to Thursdays at 22:00, and in Sound Check, Thursdays at 15:30,” says Tim Thabethe, OFM Programme Manager.
Aside from playing the best local tunes, listeners can also request their favourites during five dedicated timeslots: weekdays at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 20:00, and on weekends during the All Request show on Sundays for 16:00 to 19:00.
As part of OFM’s new programme offering launching in April 2020, The Real Good Weekend sees The Central SA Top 30, moving to Saturday morning from 09:00 to 12:00, bringing you the best motivation to get up and get those household chores done with a spring in your step.
Saturday afternoon is definitely time to braai or get that potjie going with OFM Decades taking you back to the best of the 90s and 00s, just enough to get you going for That Absolute Retro Radio Show, playing the best from the 60s, 70s and 80s, presented by radio legend, Tony Blewitt.
Not forgetting the young and young at heart, the Boombox, Fridays from 21:00, and Supermix, Saturdays from 20:00, is your living room dance party.
For those Afrikaans music lovers wanting to take a break from all the news and information that may be overwhelming at times, there is a music-only solution. Stasie2 streams all the best Afrikaans hits online, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Get access all of these amazing music offerings through your home or car radio, online at ofm.co.za and through our free mobile and desktop apps.
Go to www.ofm.co.za or tune in to OFM for more.